THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL (will be repeated in Sacramento October 23rd – 24th)
Learning encaustic is a little like taming a horse. It is beautiful, wild and in a split second it gets out of control. The key to successful encaustic art is understanding the subtleties of the wax and harnessing its natural potential. When art is forced, the outcome is unbalanced. When you speak the language of the medium, the creative process becomes a two-way conversation.
This 2-day workshop will showcase how to achieve depth, detail and dimension by building up translucent layers. You will learn the range and potential of using the most basic color palettes: Black & White. Lectures and demonstrations will be given throughout the workshop on how to finesse your layering technique. Learn how to build a strong compositional foundation in order to accomplish a balanced and powerful encaustic painting. This workshop is limited to only four students so you will have plenty of one-on-one support. We will not be working towards a “completed painting” in this workshop; the emphasis will be on familiarizing ourselves with the application of the wax by creating multiple sample boards. In addition to having painted a handful of encaustic creations, you will gain a better understanding of how to take your art to the next level.
There will be a 45-minute meal break mid-workshop each day.
All levels welcome! This workshop is a great encaustic introduction for the beginner. More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves. The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.
So what is included in the workshop?
Most of the materials are included but I am including a small list of things you should bring as well:
How to stay cool in the classroom:
It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the fall. Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!
Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast and are limited to 4 students. PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration! Encaustic class cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account. Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing. If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 2 weeks) your payment will be retained.
Where to park? Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!